Gramophone – Introducing Gramophone’s April 2017 issue

2017-03-?, Gramophone In the April issue of Gramophone Lindsay Kemp talks to Philippe Jaroussky and his countertenor colleagues about the exciting opportunities that lie ahead, now that the countertenor is an accepted voice in the modern musical world. In addition, Harriet Smith meets with virtuosic pianist Marc-André Hamelin as he prepares to release his new […]

Gramophone – Gramophone recommends: outstanding recent countertenor recordings

  2017-03-37, Gramophone, by n. N. “Porpora Farinelli Arias Philippe Jaroussky counterten Venice Baroque Orchestra / Andrea Marcon (Erato) ‘Jaroussky’s rapid passagework in quick heroic arias is precise (the spectacular ‘Nell’attendere il mio bene’ from Polifemo) and Cecilia Bartoli pops up for a couple of love duets but the outstanding moments are slow arias that […]

The Guardian – Monteverdi, Sartorio, Rossi: La storia di Orfeo CD review – glorious Jaroussky

2017-26-03 The Guardian, by Nicholas Kenyon “The presiding genius is countertenor Philippe Jaroussky who sings gloriously (though he is arguably not best suited to Monteverdi’s high tenor hero in his lavish Possente spirto). Jaroussky is well matched by Emöke Baráth’s crystal-clear soprano. Sartorio’s post-Cavalli idiom is sweetly melodic; I was much more taken by the […]

Warner Classics – La Storia di Orfeo

2017-03-10 Dass die erste bedeutende Oper der Musikgeschichte von einem der legendärsten Musiker der antiken Mythologie handelt, ist sicher kein Zufall: In seinem Orfeo gab Claudio Monteverdi diesem großen Sänger eine Stimme, deren Klang sogar wilde Tiere be-sänftigen und Steine zum Weinen bringen konnte. Zum 450. Geburtstag des frühbarocken Genies im Mai 2017 stellt sich […]